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Calling all Claddagh School past pupils

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The historian James Hardiman, in describing the Claddagh, said: “It is said that they considered it a kind of reproach either to speak English or to send their children to school, and that a schoolmaster among them would be considered a phenomenon; but of late there are some exceptions to this rule. How far education would make these people happier in themselves, or more useful members of society, is a matter of doubt, but it is certain that the trial has never been made, although a most respectable convent lies at the head of their village, to which they are liberal benefactors.”

We might need two keepers says local chief ahead of Deacy testimonial game against Villa’s stars

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When the Aston Villa Legends face West United - the club at which the late Eamonn Chick Deacy began and ended his soccer career, they can expect “hard tackling” and “tough and fearless” opposition, warns its manager William Grant.

Man gets two months for shouting abuse at garda

A Rahoon man had just walked out of the Garda station to an awaiting van which was blocking traffic when he roared abuse at a garda, the Galway District Court heard this week.

Pioneers of industry in Galway

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There were very few industrial plants in Galway in the 1950s. Galway Textile Printers, known locally as the cotton factory, had just opened; there was the hat factory, and there were some small units around town, but that was it. Then the Lemass era arrived, and there was a change in government policy as the government began to actively encourage industries from abroad to locate here.

Oughterard golfers win All Ireland Mixed Foursomes

Oughterard Golf Club: Oughterard is celebrating All Ireland success after winning the Irish Mixed Foursomes trophy. The Connacht champions defeated their Munster counterparts, Lisselan, by 3 - 2 at Castlerock Golf Club. In the semi-finals Oughterard scored a 3-2 win over the Ulster champions City of Derry, while Lisselan beat the Leinster champions, Clontarf, by 4-1.

20 per cent of students absent for a month

Westmeath has the third highest 2nd level school absentee rate in the country behind Leitrim and Cavan, according to figures released earlier this year from the school attendance body, the National Educational Welfare Board (NEWB) but highlighted by the teachers' union, the INTO, at conference this week.

Our Lady’s Boys’ Club sixty ninth camp

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The year 1940 was a time of great social change in Ireland, a time when the State gave no assistance to the out of school education of young people, a time of war, a time of poverty. Prospects were not great. Recreational activity for the young of working class areas such as Shantalla, Bohermore, Claddagh, and ‘The West’ was virtually non-existent. The need for a club to provide social and recreational facilities for these people was paramount.

 

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